Prosecutors in Florida were shocked when a judge told a man he can keep his gun despite the fact that he fired several shots at another person.
A Brevard County judge laughed in court as he spoke about giving the man a break and allowing him to keep his gun because did not aim well.
The judge said: “Fortunately, it appears as though he was unable to hit anything.”
Police were called to Hawthorne Drive in Melbourne by 2 people.
The victim, a worker for J And J Asset Recovery, came to the home to repossess a brand new GMC truck at around 5:45 a.m. for a dealership.
He told police that someone had fired shots in his direction.
The truck’s owner, Thor Yarabek, 46, who was getting ready to go on a fishing trip with his family, also called the police and said that his vehicle was being stolen.
Yarabek fired several shots but he missed the victim, according to police. Yarabek hit one of the tires on his new truck.
Yarabek’s lawyer told the judge that the pickup truck should never have been taken because his client was honoring his
contract with the dealership.
Yarabek was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, shooting/throwing a missile into a structure/vehicle, unlawful discharge of firearm, and possession of a firearm during a felony.
Bail for Yarabek was set at $12,000. When he is released, Yarabek will be allowed to keep his guns for hunting.